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Issue #51

May/June, 1998

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
A Backwoods Home Anthology — The Ninth Year
Click on General Store to the left.
Click on items listed in red to read them.


Cover 51

Note from the publisher


   The Millenium bug! Are you kidding?


Ayoob on firearms:
   Four X .44 — the logical backwoods handgun

   Your honey will love your sweet buns
   Solar oven casseroles are good and easy
   Wild raspberries — summertime's finest treat

Original Poems:
   Lee Ann Murphy
   John Earl Silveira
   Deborah Rolland

Irreverent joke page



Making a living

  • If you just love those books, here's how to make money with them
  • The emu and ostrich craze — Why won't the big birds fly?
  • Spousal support in a small business — it means tolerance, love and faith in the future
  • I grow my homestead fund by stitching "ditty bags"
  • He combined crab pots with car repair to make his business go
  • Elephant garlic as a cash crop
  • Here's how one man made the transition from city to country
  • Self-publishing can be profitable but stay clear of vanity presses
  • A determined Rose Bley escaped the city
  • Supplement your income by raising exotic tortoises


Country living

  • Remembering "the good life"
  • Extend the vase life of flowers
  • Build a fish pond — just for fun


  • Make a fun stick whistle

The old days

  • Hope chest memories

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